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WFA Brochure 2016


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You can't solve every problem on your own. That's why our members turn to the collective intelligence of our global network for help and inspirations. Here are some of the benefits of being a member of the WFA - the only organisation representing and connecting global marketers.

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WFA Brochure 2016

  1. 1. The only organisation representing and connecting global marketers
  2. 2. You can’t solve every problem on your own That’s why our members turn to the collective intelligence of our global network for help and inspiration. WFA champions effective, efficient and responsible marketing communications worldwide. We represent over 80 of the world’s biggest brand owners…
  3. 3. Together, this unique network represents 90% of global marketing communications spend, some US$700 billion per annum. …and 60 national advertiser associations on six continents.
  4. 4. 10 member benefits Cut down on trial and error Our peer-to-peer groups bring together global CMOs, CDOs, IMC and Connections Directors, Global Media, Insight and Senior Sourcing specialists as well as Public and Regulatory Affairs Professionals. “WFA meetings help me to plan better by learning how and where other companies have managed to overcome problems and succeed.” 2 MICHAEL AIDAN Global Head of Digital & VP Digital Brand Platforms Group Danone Mix with the best in the business Peer-to-peer groups bring together on average 20-30 of the most sophis- ticated client-side multi-national marketers over 50 times a year across a variety of geographies. “I’m always struck by the diversity and calibre of people at WFA meetings. Smart people with different experiences and points of view can offer great insight which I can meaningfully apply to my day job.” 4 JAVIER MEDRANO Senior VP Marketing Grupo Bimbo Save time and money Make smarter decisions guided by peers with no vested interests. WFA offers 48-hour benchmarking and one-to-one matchmaking services to help marketers get you the best available information from our network as fast as possible. “WFA benchmarks provide quick and trustworthy pathways to circumvent the challenges we all face.” 3 JAMSHED WADIA Head of Digital Marketing & Media, Asia Pacific & Japan Intel Make better informed decisions WFA is a not-for-profit organisation. We represent client-side marketers, not agencies, media owners or vendors. There are no vested interests. “With big marketing budgets, constant pressure to demonstrate ROI and increasing complexities in the media and marketing industry, WFA helps me see the bigger picture more clearly.” 1 BENJAMIN JANKOWSKI Group Head, Global Media MasterCard Be in a better negotiating position Get unique insight from WFA research on anything from media cost forecasts to models and trends in agency remuneration. Our samples tend to be based on responses from your peers representing at least $30bn in ad spend. “WFA enables us to assess our recent performance against a pool of major multi- national peers, not hundreds of SMEs.” 5 THOMAS HOLZAPFEL Global Category Leader Marketing Deutsche Telekom
  5. 5. Provide global industry leadership Help set and raise global industry standards on media & marketing issues, whether it be best practice for audience research, the agency pitch process or providing marketers with guidance in relation to programmatic media buying. “WFA gives you a seat at the table when defining best practice on priority issues. Setting industry standards can be hugely insightful and actionable for both companies and individuals.” 6 AMERICO CAMPOS SILVA Global Head of Social & Alternative Media Shell Stay on top of policy developments WFA has a team of experts working on key marketing policy issues impacting brand owners. Policy leads are skilled in translating what the policy challenges mean for your business and coordinating engagement to find sustainable solutions which work for brand owners and policymakers. “WFA has unparalleled expertise in tracking and understanding global marketing regulations, deciphering their potential impact and shaping effective industry responses through its global network.” 8 MARY CATHERINE TOKER VP Global Government & Public Affairs General Mills Make the case for marketing as a force for good Brands are under constant scrutiny for their perceived role in causing some of society’s most intractable problems. Smart brands will continue to play a meaningful and positive role in society. All business functions need to understand how purpose, principles and transparency are shaping the new way of doing business. “WFA showcases what’s best about brands and marketing. It helps members understand how the world is changing, how people expect more from them and how we need to adapt to remain relevant in order to future-proof our respective business models.” 10 DAVID WHELDON CMO Royal Bank of Scotland Network with your peers WFA offers unique peer-to-peer networking opportunities for senior marketers and public affairs professionals, including free access to the WFA Global Marketer Week, the annual global event for client-side marketers. “The WFA represents a truly global network of diverse individuals who share the same professionalism, passion and dedication to the betterment of marketing.” 7 SAMEER DESAI Head of Consumer Healthcare, Asia, Latin America, Middle East & Africa Mundipharma Set the responsibility agenda Protecting your brand is as important as building it. WFA works with international bodies, such as WEF, WHO, APEC, OECD and UNICEF to help define best practice standards for marketing so as to help brands deliver on societies’ expectations. “WFA helps us stay on top of the critical issues that affect us today, forewarns us of tomorrow’s challenges and helps our company and the broader industry develop the tools we need to address them.” 9 MICHAEL GOLTZMAN VP International Government Relations & Public Affairs The Coca-Cola Company
  6. 6. WFA is a not-for-profit
  7. 7. Our agenda, by our members for our members
  8. 8. 60+ meetings a year, bringing together senior marketers Cannes Singapore CMOFORUM Dubai Miami London Singapore Mexico IMCFORUM Berlin New York London Rome Mumbai Shanghai MEDIAFORUM Amsterdam Paris Hong Kong Singapore London CDOFORUM London Shanghai New York Singapore Paris SOURCINGFORUM London Singapore INSIGHTFORUM Meetings in 2015-2016
  9. 9. But we know it’s not always easy to attend in person… Helping marketers to understand the key macro issues impacting the industry and iden- tify practical solutions to their day-to-day chal- lenges by cutting down on trial and error through peer learning. BENCHMARKS, SURVEYS & WEBINARS Practical advice and best practice for marketers on issues such as the agency pitch process, choosing and using media auditors, obtaining transparency and return of media in- come and programmatic media. GUIDELINES & BEST PRACTICE Understanding that geography and time can be barriers to attending meetings, WFA organ- ises remote forums with smaller groups on priority issues giving you access to your peers knowledge and the answers to your questions from the com- fort of your own office. REMOTE FORUMS A CMO-led group seek- ing to inspire marketers with great brand stories, identifying the core components of market- ing success in the digital age, offering the tools to make the case for change internally and helping identify organisational set-ups and processes which best allow great work to flourish. PROJECT RECONNECT Giving WFA members access 24/7 to insights that they cannot get from anywhere else, including bespoke reports, peer- to-peer benchmarks, white papers, guidelines, surveys and much more! GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE BASE
  10. 10. Championing your interests WFA brings together companies to address policy issues which can affect your license to operate. We help members understand and comply with regulations, manage their digital footprint and address emerging trends and challenges so they can effectively meet regulatory and societal expectations. POLICY ACTION GROUP RESPONSIBLE MARKETING PACT DIGITAL GOVERNANCE EXCHANGE RESPONSIBLE ADVERTISING & CHILDREN Peer-to-peer meetings where companies address common challenges in relation to policy-making and regulations, including sector-specific issues, such as marketing to children, food and non-alcoholic beverage, alcohol, cosmetics, consumer healthcare and digital marketing; Access to industry-wide coalitions championing your interests at global, regional and local level; Timely and action-oriented alerts on key issues, analysis, detailed briefings, regulatory help desk, key messages, data and evidence on your priority dossiers; Engaging policy makers and society in order to develop thought leadership on often sensitive issues to enable your company to go beyond compliance and take leadership positions.
  11. 11. Setting industry best practice on policy issues MARKETING TO CHILDREN ALCOHOL marketing FOOD MARKETING DIGITAL MARKETING Exposure to cutting-edge trends, practical help in addressing them, including training modules Setting global standards, defining best practice in regulatory compliance and addressing policy challenges Defining global strategy and local coalition building to address regulatory challenges Helping brands comply with new online regulations and go beyond compliance through better digital governance to enable brands to innovate with confidence
  12. 12. +32 2 502 57 40 @wfamarketers For membership enquiries or to receive WFA newsletters, please contact Claire Francis: +44 (0) 7402 067 731 WFA - World Federation of Advertisers London • Brussels • Singapore